2021 Festival Program & Activities

Workshops, paint outs, exhibitions, demonstrations, Artist talks, pre-festival activities and awards and prizes. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting

Pre-festival activities include:

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 10 October: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Plein Air Down Under Feature Artist Exhibition

Saturday 11 September 2.30pm: Plein Air Down Under Feature Artist Exhibition official opening event, presenting the artwork of Herman Pekel, Lyn Diefenbach, Leon Holmes, Val Brooks and Sue Hibbert

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September: around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
World Wide Paint Out. 10am to 2pm. Free event, everyone welcome

Wednesday 22 September: Mandurah
Sue Hibbert Watercolour Masterclass, Day One Register and pay here

Thursday 23 September: Mandurah
Sue Hibbert Watercolour Masterclass, Day Two Register and pay here
Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Day One SOLD OUT
Val Brooks Pastel Masterclass, Day One Register and pay here

Friday 24 September: Mandurah
Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Day Two SOLD OUT
Val Brooks Pastel Masterclass, Day Two
Artist Meet and Greet/Orientation in the gardens of the Leon Holmes Gallery REGISTER HERE

Festival weekend DAY ONE

Saturday 25 September: Keith Holmes Reserve & Mandurah Ocean Marina
Artist registration and board stamping at the Bendigo Bank Marquee, from 8am
Plein air painting around Keith Holmes Reserve and the Mandurah Ocean Marina
Art Outdoor Beginners Plein Air Workshop REGISTER HERE

From 4pm, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Artist’s get together, open to the public
Val Brooks Pastel Demonstration
Food available, bar open
Chocolate Wheel prizes
Nocturne paint out around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Artists submit one painting for exhibition and judging

Festival weekend DAY TWO

Sunday 26 September: Pinjarra Town Centre, Edenvale Complex
Artist registration and board stamping at the Bendigo Bank Marquee, from 8am
Plein air painting around the Pinjarra Heritage Trail

From 4pm, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Artist’s get together, open to the public
Leon Holmes free Oil Painting Demonstration
Bar open
Chocolate Wheel prizes
Nocturne paint out around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Artists submit one Pinjarra painting for exhibition and judging

Festival weekend DAY THREE

Monday 27 September: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and surrounds
Quick Draw board stamping at the Bendigo Bank Marquee, from 8am – 9.30am
Two Hour Quick Draw Painting Competition, 10am to 12noon REGISTER HERE
Quick Draw Judging, Exhibition and Sales, 12.15pm onwards
Val Brooks Free Pastel Demonstration
Sue Hibbert Watercolour Demonstration, 1pm
Exhibition Awards, Presentations and Sales, 2.30pm
Conclusion of festival weekend activities, 4pm

Post-festival activities include:

Tuesday 28 September
Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Studio, Day One Register and pay here

Wednesday 29 September
Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Studio, Day Two

Continuing to 10 October, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Feature Guest Artist Exhibition, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
Festival Weekend Exhibition, foyer gallery

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